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They’re not lies: Donald Trump wills his ‘truth’ into our reality

The president’s ‘alternative facts’ come straight from Norman Vincent Peale’s philosophy of picturing success, no matter what. If only his system really worked<p>“We have a president capable of standing in the rain and saying it was a sunny day,” John Oliver recently observed on Last Week Tonight, as …

Donald Trump

Trump's top deputies hope to shore up ties with a suspicious Mexico

Secretary of State<p>Rex Tillersonarrived in Mexico City on Wednesday on a mission to mend deeply frayed relations with the United States’ southern neighbor.<p>John F. Kelly, the secretary of Homeland Security, was expected to join him later in the day in a bid to repair the once-close relationship, …

Mexico

The Russification of America

MUNICH — This Munich Security Conference was different. A Frenchman defended NATO against the American president. The Russian foreign minister was here but the phantom American secretary of state was not. An ex-Swedish prime minister had to respond to the “last-night-in-Sweden affair” — an ominous …

Steve Bannon: 'We're going to war in the South China Sea ... no doubt'

The United States and China will fight a war within the next 10 years over islands in the South China Sea, and “there’s no doubt about that”. At the same time, the US will be in another “major” war in the Middle East.<p>Those are the views – nine months ago at least – of one of the most powerful men …

Donald Trump

FDR started the Long Peace. Under Trump, it may be coming to an end.

In his first days in office, President Trump has begun to reverse the domestic policies of the previous eight years. But with regard to the United States’ relations with the world, Trump seems far more radical. In word and deed, he appears to be walking away from the idea of America at the center …

Political Science